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Recycle at home

Recycle out of home

Yes, medicines can be recycled at some out of home recycling points.

How to recycle medicines

  • Unopened, unused and out-of-date medicines should be returned to pharmacies for disposal;

  • The cardboard box that houses the blister packs can be recycled, as can any paper inserts like instruction leaflets;

  • Inhalers should not be placed in your bag or bin for non-recyclable waste as they contain gases which are harmful to the environment. Instead, they can be recycled at any pharmacy;

  • Do not flush medicines down the toilet.

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